I'd really appreciate your comments and suggestions for the forums, the structure, appearance and general feel of it all.
I know car forums can get quite *****y sometimes but we've managed to keep out the trolls and have amassed quite a friendly and loyal following. Questions from new car owners are actively encouraged and helpful advice and answers are given.
The Xenforo spam prevention seems to do a great job in preventing bot registrations, and spam posted is just not visible and removed from the moderation queue. It is also much faster than our previous vbulletin installation, after some MYSQL and Server Tuning it got even quicker and still uses much less memory than before.
Any ideas on how we can bump up our community numbers and participation? Do you recommend sending out regular newsletters?